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Stay away from the cheap ones. I think they are only branded WMF.
This must have been what the Coop Superpunkt collection was a couple of years ago. The products were shite.
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If I meant enameled cast iron, I think I would have said it, ffs. I have enameled cast iron and they all go in the dishwasher. Regular cast iron, however is not as convenient.

And, not all le cruset is dishwasher safe. For example, the bottom of the tagine, which is cast iron, and neither some of the grill or frying pans that have cast iron surfaces.

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Re: Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set: advice needed please!

Here is a deal on WMF sets, currently on sale:

https://www.zalando-lounge.ch/campai...0Y4H_A_cheetah
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Here is a deal on WMF sets, currently on sale:

https://www.zalando-lounge.ch/campai...0Y4H_A_cheetah
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What a horrible website policy - seems that you can't even browse, let alone search for any items, without first registering. No thank you.
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Re: Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set: advice needed please!

And as the one who does most cooking at home, I never gave it a lot of thought when choosing/buying them. Then again, in 2003 there was not much on offer for online browsing and little time to wander around shops.

I don't buy sets anymore, because there will be at least 2 pots you may never use.

I don't really dwell on the price - I am still using 3 pots I bought from Argos in 2003. They are stainless steel, thick bottomed and cheap.

Until now, I disliked Jamie Oliver, but now that he has gained more experience and I have mellowed, I have found his range of pots and pans and knives wonderful. I even do this glass lid twirl just like he does in his programmes...

Whatever you end up buying, please drop a line here. I'd be interested to see.
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....what were you expecting ?


Try Khun Rikon duotherme, you only need to buy them once......
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Re: Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set: advice needed please!

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Try Khun Rikon duotherme, you only need to buy them once......
I like the Kuhn Rikon Modern set, they pretty much seem to fit all of my needs for pots and pans... https://ch.kuhnrikon.com/en/pots-pan...ox-silver.html

EDIT - Hmm made in China, thought they were made in CH.
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Re: Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set: advice needed please!

Buying info: Kuhn Rikon, WMF and Le Creuset all have shops in the outlet in Landquart. Might save you some money.
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I like the Kuhn Rikon Modern set, they pretty much seem to fit all of my needs for pots and pans... https://ch.kuhnrikon.com/en/pots-pan...ox-silver.html

EDIT - Hmm made in China, thought they were made in CH.
The set you gave a link too is the same price as just one pan from the set TodayOnly mentioned.

His are made in Switzerland. Yours are Chinese.

It's the same with WMF -some are made in Germany but the cheaper ones in China.
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Thanks but they don't seem fit the requirements I listed (lids, price for an initial full set of pans that I listed).
Don't be confused by Le Creuset's official list prices. Le Creuset often do special offers with massive price cuts, especially if you don't mind having models that are being discontinued. I have 6 different Le Creuset pots that I all got at massive reductions. Some in shops, others from online retailers. As in paying 40 EUR for an item whose list price is over 100, or 80 for one that's listed at closer to 200.
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A cast iron pan is probably the best way to make pizza at home.
I prefer my wood-burning oven.
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Re: Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set: advice needed please!

I highly recommend Kühn Rikon if you are looking for a great cooking experience (proper heat distribution and control) and quality that lasts. The only downside is the high price tag. If you can buy them with the 50% red-dot stickers at Coop (as I did in the yearly after-Christmas red-dot sales), then the value for money is excellent.
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I highly recommend Kühn Rikon if you are looking for a great cooking experience (proper heat distribution and control) and quality that lasts. The only downside is the high price tag. If you can buy them with the 50% red-dot stickers at Coop (as I did in the yearly after-Christmas red-dot sales), then the value for money is excellent.
Switzerland seems to be joining the rest of Europe and jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon so maybe Chuff doesn't even have to wait till January!
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I highly recommend Kühn Rikon if you are looking for a great cooking experience (proper heat distribution and control) and quality that lasts. The only downside is the high price tag. If you can buy them with the 50% red-dot stickers at Coop (as I did in the yearly after-Christmas red-dot sales), then the value for money is excellent.
Thanks, I shall go and have a gander at things this weekend to feel quality and weight etc!
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I have 3 Kuhn rikon pressure cookers. They are fab. All of them bought on sale. There is a Kuhn rikon outlet in rikon - Next to the Fabrik laden. (Near Thurbental)

K-R has lots of other kinds of pots and is worth a look. The landquart Outlet is good too, especially given that wmf and Le cruset are there. If you are not picky about color, you can find good deals on Le Cruset.
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If I meant enameled cast iron, I think I would have said it, ffs. I have enameled cast iron and they all go in the dishwasher. Regular cast iron, however is not as convenient.

And, not all le cruset is dishwasher safe. For example, the bottom of the tagine, which is cast iron, and neither some of the grill or frying pans that have cast iron surfaces.
I don't stick my Le Creuset in the dishwasher. And if you do, don't use citrus tabs apparently.
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I have 3 Kuhn rikon pressure cookers. They are fab. All of them bought on sale. There is a Kuhn rikon outlet in rikon - Next to the Fabrik laden. (Near Thurbental)

K-R has lots of other kinds of pots and is worth a look. The landquart Outlet is good too, especially given that wmf and Le cruset are there. If you are not picky about color, you can find good deals on Le Cruset.

i second or third Kuhn Rikon. I went to the factory in Rikon, it's near where in-laws live, so they know the factory well. Also a really interesting side note about Rikon, there is a Tibetan Institute there too, as many Tibetans who came over in the 60's worked in the Rikon factory. And there are many of them in the village there still.


https://ch.kuhnrikon.com/
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What a horrible website policy - seems that you can't even browse, let alone search for any items, without first registering. No thank you.

Sorry, did not know that. If the OP is interested in registering (one can always unsubscribe later) Zalando Lounge currently has a sale on WMF pot sets, which hit all the criteria.
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Re: Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set: advice needed please!

Well guys thanks for all the advice. In the end my choice surprised me... I went for the Tefal Ingenio Stainless Steel set from Amazon UK (big saving vs CH) and I added a couple of extra handles at crazy cheap prices (literally around 30% of the swiss price per handle) as they were on sale for £11. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

So, what made me choose them?
  1. Reviews are universally fantastic across all consumer websites.
  2. People praise the build quality and even heating.
  3. The space saving stacking design is phenomenal and will make a huge difference to my cluttered pot cupboards. Not only that but you can whack it in the oven or fridge without worrying about any handles taking up space.

I will then choose either other items from the Ingenio range and will be free to choose other more premium or specialist products for things like Saute pans and woks. The plan is to only use non-stick pans for things like eggs, or maybe I'll just buy a cast-iron skillet.

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Sorry, did not know that. If the OP is interested in registering (one can always unsubscribe later) Zalando Lounge currently has a sale on WMF pot sets, which hit all the criteria.
WMF pots don't get fantastic feedback on the consumer reviews, I read a fair few negatives surrounding build quality etc. I am not saying they are "bad", but I didn't get enough comfort to go for them.

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Re: Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set: advice needed please!

Well guys, thanks for all of the recommendations I really appreciate it. After all that palaver I have now ordered the following, using my dad as a delivery address for some of it that wasonly available in the UK and he will bring them to me at Christmas:

I also plan to buy a 13 or 14-inch carbon steel wok for stir fry's but I will try and get that locally

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I bought this wok from UK as I couldn't source a flat-bottomed one locally https://www.hartsofstur.com/school-o...-12322008.html

I also bought this 26cm Dutch Oven which now more or less completes my main kitchen set... https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

That 'should' do me fine I think as a set for the majority of my cooking needs, especially in combination with my Instant Pot!

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